iOS app Android app

Rock and Roll

Jeffrey Cain Discusses Isidore's New Album, 'Life Somewhere Else'

Karen Shepard | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Shepard

In the mind-bending words of pre-released meta-song "Reappearance," Isidore has "re-attuned, re-aligned the opening into your mind" and happily, completed second album, Life Somewhere Else.

Roll Over, Chuck Berry: How a Longtime Rock 'n Roll Editor Became Obsessed With Beethoven

Greg Mitchell | Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

My exposure to classical music was limited, by choice, and Beethoven was little more than a key "droogie" in A Clockwork Orange. But then, as I approached my 60th birthday, something happened. My life has gone from "Roll Over, Beethoven" to just... Beethoven.

Motley Crue Bassist Talks Life On The Road

Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.04.2012 | Travel

Nikki Sixx is talking about life on the road as he drives through the canyons just outside of Los Angeles toward wherever rock stars go at 9:30 in the...

Top 10 Rock 'N' Roll Novelty Songs For Post 50s

Pat Gallagher | Posted 03.26.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

With the invention of rock 'n' roll around 1955, novelty songs picked up speed. Here's the countdown of the top 10 rock 'n' roll novelty songs.

PHOTOS: 7 Ways The Beatles Changed Rock And Roll

Bruce Pollock | Posted 03.18.2012 | Books
Bruce Pollock

The Beatles were responsible for at least six milestone achievements in the development of rock and roll, starting from the moment they arrived here in 1964, and lasting well beyond their demise as a group in 1970.

Ready For A 'Stairway To Heaven' Lager?

www.esquire.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

Something to look forward to for fans of both craft beer and rock-'n'-roll anthems: Lost Abbey, a fine California brewery we've touted before, has ann...

Rock Music's Political Thump Turns to Thud

Jason Schmitt | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Jason Schmitt

The apathy of the last decade seems to have lifted. And truth will emerge, the way it always has, through the murky waters of social critique. We need more leaders. We need more anthems.

At 60, Sting Can Still Rock a Packed House & a Muscle Tee

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 12.31.2011 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Thorp

After opening with "All This Time" backed by a 5-piece band, Sting turned on the charm by demurring, "I'm so delighted you would come out on such a cold winter's night."

Musicians At Play

Posted 12.27.2011 | Books

We’re all well-acquainted with the iconic photo of John, George, Paul and Ringo strolling across Abby Road, but have you ever seen the quartet ridin...

There Goes My Guitar Hero, Brad Paisley

David Wild | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me is the story of Brad Paisley's life with strings attached, and a very open and personal love letter to the guitar from one of its finest practioners today.

How Music Helps Us Get Through Our Crazy Lives

Ann and Nancy Wilson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Ann and Nancy Wilson

A song becomes a friend to us in our journey. It helps us get through our crazy lives. Smiles are passed around on this good summer night. It rings familiar and true. Because music is our family.

Rock and Roll in Kabul

Shannon Galpin | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Shannon Galpin

Dubbed the world's first stealth concert, Sound Central is ready to rock the capital of Afghanistan.

One Last Word on Charlie Sheen

Zachary Stockill | Posted 11.20.2011 | Entertainment
Zachary Stockill

Around six months ago, anyone within range of any form of communications technology was aware of the accelerated descent into the Heart of Darkness un...

There Are Other Stories, but This One's Ours -- An SF Record Release in the Age Of Indifference

Conan Neutron | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco
Conan Neutron

Today is the record release of my band's record: These Things are Facts. We tried our best to make a record of and for the times. I'm proud that we did it the way we wanted to in an age of indifference.

I Have a Chat With Pete Townshend in His Hotel Suite, 1974

Binky Philips | Posted 11.16.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I was on the phone with my hero, Peter Townshend, guitarist of The Who. 
Having no idea what to say, "Hi, Pete, I was wondering if I could drop by before tonight's show... " 


Hitting Hard Rock Bottom

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 10.22.2011 | Travel
Jennifer Ketcham

The first blip happened when our non-smoking room reeked of cigarette smoke.

Million Dollar Quartet: A Trip Inside Rock History

Danny Groner | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

This story about four rock n' roll legends is really a story about the record company, Sun Records, that launched their careers. Nevertheless, it's the music here that really tells the story.

PHOTOS: Mick Jagger Pouts His Way To The National Portrait Gallery

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Colin Jones' 1967 portrait of Sir Mick Jagger, with a confrontational gaze and a military coat à la Sgt. Pepper's, says it all. Jagger and the Rollin...

Chuck Berry Statue Installed After Controversy

University City, MO Patch | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

The man considered "The Father of Rock and Roll" now has a permanent tribute to him in University City. An 8 foot bronze statue of Chuck Berry was in...

Joan Smalls & Isabeli Fontana Pose As Michael Jackson, Tupac & More (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 08.31.2011 | Style

For its first-ever Music Issue, W brought together photographer Terry Richardson, top models Joan Smalls and Isabeli Fontana and the spirits of a few ...

Colorado Public Radio To Launch Alternative Music Station In Denver

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.27.2011 | Denver

Beginning this fall, Colorado Public Radio (CPR) will start broadcasting a new music station on 1340 AM in the Denver metro area and online at their w...

Rock, Riots, Rebellion and the Real Notting Hill

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 08.26.2011 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

This neighborhood is alive, vibrant, colorful, stylish and oh so charming with its mostly Victorian townhouses. People chat on stoops, and rare and forgotten psychedelic tunes waft out of flats.

Raging Against The Machine: Tom Morello's Nightwatchman Persona

Michael Gilmour | Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

With all the rhetorical force and righteous anger of the prophets, the Nightwatchman's biblically literate activism rails against the individuals and institutions responsible for the plight of the needy

U2 at Angel Stadium and New Sounds From Ireland's Essential Bands

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 08.20.2011 | Los Angeles
S.X. Rosenstock

For this tour, interrupted by a back injury and successful treatment for frontman Bono, U2 appears on stage in puffs of smoke reminiscent of our infamous SoCal smog.

Remembering Clarence Clemons: On Meeting "The Big Man" in "The Big House"

Greg Mitchell | Posted 08.19.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

Perhaps you've heard, Clarence Clemons, "The Big Man" in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, passed away on Saturday, about a week after suffering a massive stroke, at the age of 69. It's hard to imagine him silent, both musically and verbally.